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23-year old 300 Level Student and Bike Rider Wins Parliamentary Seat In Kenya

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This is Paul John Mwirigi. He is 24 year old, 300 level student at Mt Kenya University i Kenya. He has just become the youngest member of parliament for Igembe South after beating the main political party candidates. He ran as an independent with no funding. His campaign was on foot & motorbike, going from door to door. He campaigned all through in one shirt, sweater and trouser

People say they chose him because he knows their issues first hand. Paul grew as an orphan and has struggled to pay university fees.

On holidays, he worked as a bike rider in Maua town. He ran as an independent candidate, while his rival, Joseph Mwereria, contested on a Jubilee Party ticket.






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